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Wednesday’s Word|Kinky Comes In All Races

Happy Hump Day To You!

When something worth sharing comes across my tweetdeck, I can’t help but to share it! This particular submission to a tumblr site, “How To Be Black” was particularly interesting to me because it was submitted by a white woman with “dirty-blonde fuzz” who wants kinky haired women to unite on the shared issue of hair bias.

Throwback Natural: Diana Ross

Today’s Throwback Natural is the SUPREME DIVA herself!  Diana Ross, born is an American singer and actress. Ross was lead singer of the Motown group The Supremes during the 1960s. After leaving the group in 1970, Ross began a solo career that included successful ventures into film and Broadway. She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues (1972), for which she won a Golden Globe award. She won several American Music Awards, garnered twelve Grammy Award nominations, and won a Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross, in 1977.

Tell Em’ How You Really Feel Fridays

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

–Except from Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman”

What makes you Phenomenal?

Worth a Re-Blog!

From the Get Togetha Blog:

“Get Togetha is modern. stylish. charming. connected. Loves Cats. Hates CopyCats. It inspires you to live. Really live. Has tons of archives. Is tried and true. unconventional. Can be bit bold. Inspiring. Off Beat. motivating. A democratizer of decor. Resourceful. a style Spotter. a commune. uncomplicated. aspirational and transformative. Doesn’t do matchy matchy. Keeps it Fresh. Get Togetha: the lifestyle you bookmark.”

Check it out, it’s pretty dope!!

Best Foods for Hair Growth

As hair is primarily made up of protein, you can understand the importance of consuming protein rich foods in making hair grow fast naturally.

Some such protein rich foods for hair growth are:

Soy products, Beans (try chickpeas or lima beans), Eggs, fish (salmon), milk (soy milk), cheese, yogurt, whole grains, seeds and nuts.

Adding herbs such as parsley, oregano, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, basil, sage etc is also beneficial for hair.

Dark green vegetables such as Swiss chard and kale are rich sources of iron that assists in hair growth by carrying oxygen to hair.

Throwback Natural: Bernadette Stanis

Is that you Thelma? 🙂 Her hair (not to mention home-made or altered clothes, by momma Flo) was always fly! Bernadette Stanis is an American actress best known for her role as the strong-willed Thelma Evans on the CBS sitcom, Good Times from 1974 to 1979. After Good Times ended, she made appearances on several television shows, including The Cosby Show and What’s Happening Now!! She is the author of two books, Situations 101: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and a collection of her poetry entitled, For Men Only.

 

Natural Throwback: Judy Pace

You may remember her as one of Lamont’s (the ‘big dummy’, son of Fred Sanford) many girlfriends! This mahogany beauty is an attractive African-American actress who starred in sexy, free-spirited films of the late 60s and 70s. In the 1970s, she was the personification of Black beauty but just calling her a black beauty is a slap in the face because she’s a beauty period!  Her dark brown complexion is always mentioned because she was the first dark complected beauty on screen. She proved to whites and blacks, that beauty doesn’t discriminate and a woman with dark-skin can be a beauty too.  Judy Pace was one of the many gorgeous black leading ladies of blaxploitation films of the seventies. Judy throughout her career broke the color line in TV and Hollywood. Judy Pace was the first to do many things that helped future black actresses.

Surgeon General: Women Choose beauty over health

That’s right ladies!

“Surgeon general Regina M. Benjamin recently warned attendees of the Bronner Bros. International Hair Show in Atlanta, Georgia that women who skip exercising in order to protect their hairstyles should focus more on their health.” According to the Surgeon General, “on average women spend way more on beauty products than health care: $540 a month on hair products, make-up, and fake tanners, compared to $360 on their physical well-being.”
Read more here

Lovin Natural Hair Blogs

Who are some of your favorite Natural Hair Bloggers/Vloggers?

We love:

Naptural85 (YT) YouTube – Naptural85’s Channel: We love Naptural85 because she’s full of fresh ideas and style for the hair, while using an easy approach!

FusionofCultures (YT) YouTube – FusionofCultures’s Channel: This young woman is fierce! Love her channel, style, and personality to boot!

Fly Blog www.flygirls.typepad.com: This blog is everything the title claims it to be: FLY!

Shatter Proof Glass Dolls www.shatterproofglassdolls.com: Love these ladies! Future business leaders of America, check them out!

Natural Hair Rules www.blkgirlsrock.tumblr.com: This tumbler features beautiful natural women, sporting bold natural styles!